North Lido Beach reopens after possible explosive device removed

Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Sarasota Police Department was investigating a potentially explosive device found on North Lido Beach Friday morning.

Police said the item, identified as a military marking round, was was found near a garbage can at a parking lot around 7 a.m.

Sarasota police, their Explosive Materials Unit and MacDill Air Force Base officials were called in to collect the device and remove it from the scene. After further analysis, they will dispose of it properly.

Some parking lots and a section of the beach was closed for several hours. They have since reopened.

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